Reflections: How did it all come to this? In spite of God’s promise to Abraham, Israel finds itself living in a foreign land under the rule of a pagan king. What happened to God’s promise? Has God forgotten us? The exodus assures every broken heart that God remembers his covenant (6:5). He will judge the wicked, vindicate the righteous and redeem his people. In Exodus, God extends to Moses the promise he first made to Abraham. He saves Israel out of slavery to Egypt so that they might be his people and he might be their King. But that act of salvation points to a second exodus—a far greater story—in which Jesus, the greater Moses, redeems us out of slavery to sin at the cost of his own life (Rom 6:6–7).
Question: Do you see the world as slaves to sin in need of salvation? Who is one non-Christian with whom you can share God’s promise of redemption this week?
Prayer: God of salvation, we praise you for Jesus Christ our saviour king. Thank you that you redeemed us by his precious blood. Teach us to live as your people, sharing your gospel and offering a world enslaved by sin the salvation that is found in Christ alone. Amen.